Menippus (Menippos) of Gadara, fl. c. 250 BC. Ancient Cynic philosopher and satirist. His satires, now lost, are said to have inspired the much later writings of Lucian and Varro.

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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Menippus
Concise entry on this ancient writer and his legacy.
Life of Menippus
From C.D. Yonge's translation of Diogenes Laertius.

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